Michael Culyba has been editing documentary films in New York City for over seventeen years. Some of his credits include Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing (Toronto International Film Festival 2006), Gary Hustwit’s Urbanized (Toronto International Film Festival 2011), Running from Crazy (Sundance Film Festival 2013) and My Own Man, produced by Edward Norton (TriBeCa Film Festival 2014). Most recently he edited two-time Oscar winning director Barbara Kopple's film This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Keeper of Time is his directorial debut.
SHElby siegel, ACE
Shelby Siegel is an Emmy award winning film and television editor that has been working in New York for over twenty years. She began her career with some of the industry’s top directors: Paul Haggis (In the Valley of Elah), Mike Nichols (Charlie Wilson’s War) and Ang Lee on his Oscar winning films, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Brokeback Mountain. In addition, Shelby worked on the critically acclaimed series The Wire.
After The Wire, she worked as an editor on Andrew Jarecki’s Capturing the Friedmans (DVD) and All Good Things, Jonathan Caouette‘s Tarnation, Gary Hustwit’s Helvetica and Urbanized. Other recent projects include Jenny Deller’s Future Weather, Jared Leto’s Artifact (Supervising Editor) and Zach Heinserling’s Oscar nominated documentary Cutie & The Boxer (Consulting Editor). She won both an Emmy and ACE award for her work on the acclaimed HBO six-part series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. Most recently Shelby edited episodes of Quantico (ABC), High Maintenance (HBO) and Billions (Showtime).
Academy Award-nominated Luke Geissbühler has excelled as a cinematographer in nearly all genres of filmmaking with over 30 feature films, 25 documentaries, and countless television shows and commercials to his name. Some of his achievements include having shot Borat, the documentaries Buck, and Helvetica, Sir Patrick Stewarts's dramatic film Match, HBO’s Elvis: The Searcher, and Abstract-The Art of Design for Netflix, as well as filming for Victoria's Secret for over a decade.
In 2010, Luke became unexpectedly world renowned when he and his eight year old son launched a camera into astonishing near space in a homemade capsule, as seen in the short film Space Balloon. A native New Yorker and self-taught engineer, he received a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts before starting his career at the cutting edge R/GA studio doing VFX and tabletop photography. Since then, he has traveled the globe orchestrating elaborate shoots for HBO, Netflix, Amazon, Will Ferrell, David Wain, The Muppets, OKGo, Adam McKay, Doug Liman, Barry Levinson, and Katherine Bigelow, among many others. His latest contributions to the screen are Sacha Baron Cohen's Who is America, and Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 11/9.
Ben Wolf is a DP, director, and owner of Brooklyn-based film production company Topiary Productions, Inc. A graduate of Yale (BA Philosophy) and Columbia (MFA Film), he works in a wide variety of genres, including documentary, commercial, and fiction film-making. Recent projects include serving as DP/co-producer of the documentaries Obit (dir. Vanessa Gould), The Happy Film (Stefan Sagmeister), Ways to Go (dir. Todd Drezner) and Wave Goodbye to Dinosaurs (dir. RoseMarie Fitzsimons), shooting commercials for Citi, Wells Fargo and New York City, and directing promos for Knoll Furniture and The Museum of Modern Art.
Max Avery Lichtenstein
Max Avery Lichtenstein is a New York-based film composer whose melodic sensibilities, understated arrangements, and creative recording techniques infuse a special character into the movies his music accompanies. Max has written scores and songs for critically-acclaimed narrative features such as James Marsh’s The King, Todd Haynes’ Far From Heaven, and the film adaptation of Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son. His scores can be heard in renowned documentaries including the Academy Award-nominated short Mondays at Racine, the Emmy-winning feature Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists, and Jonathan Caouette’s groundbreaking autobiography Tarnation. His latest projects include The World Before Your Feet (produced by Jesse Eisenberg) and the Maria Irene Fornes biography The Rest I Make Up. In addition to composing for film, Max records and performs under the name Camphor.
Nicholas Manousos is a watchmaker based in New York City. He is the co-founder of Firehouse Horology, President of the Horological Society of New York and Technical Editor for the popular online watch magazine, HODINKEE.